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Crystals for Happiness and Protection

Written By: Dr. Nikki Crystals resonate with their individual energies that can help us. Here are some crystals to use when trying to improve happiness or provide for personal protection. Hematite This reflective shiny crystal is black in appearance and is associated with the Root Chakra. Hematite brings focus and coherence to scattered thoughts and fragmented emotions. The ancient Babylonians believed that Hematite was able to impart justice and bring good results in lawsuits. Using Hematite as a seal of protection was thought to have brought destruction to one’s enemies. Ancient warriors carried the stone into battle because by tradition it granted strength and readiness. Considered one of the most powerful stones for grounding, Hematite can repel negative energy. Wearing hematite is believed to help repel negative energies. Clear Quartz From “crystal clear” to a milky white, Clear Quartz is one of the most prolific crystals. As anyone who works with high tech electronics will tell you, quartz is an excellent amplifier of energy. Considered good for healing and communication this beautiful stone is often …

Full Sturgeon Moon: What It Means

Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose August 18, 2016 – 05:27 AM (EDT) , 09:27 UTC Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon) Lunar Eclipse falls at 25° Aquarius The August Moon is known as the Barley Moon – or the Grain Moon – since at the height of the harvest farmers could work long days into the night by the light of the moon. As described in the 16th century English edition of ‘The Shepherd’s Calendar,” “Persephone, virgin Goddess of rebirth, carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.” This year, it’s especially auspicious with a penumbral eclipse, and although not a full eclipse (since it will barely be touching the edge of Earth’s shadow), it can be considered a potent full moon. The Sun will later transition into Virgo – bringing with it a time of rest and an ability to enjoy the fruits of your labors. The full moon for  August is also commonly known as the Full Sturgeon Moon (American Colonial); established during a time when the Native American fishing tribes of the Great …

Crystals for Love and Relationships

Written By: Dr. Nikki Are you interested in learning about crystals which can help you with your love life? These crystals are not only pretty to look at, they are known to help in all matters of emotion! Ruby The Ruby’s connection with love goes back to ancient history. Egyptians believed it was the stone of love. This beautiful gem’s use in crowns and regalia show its association with royalty; “love rules”. Fidelity has been a part of the Ruby’s influence, and the 40th wedding anniversary is the “Ruby Anniversary.” Love’s appreciation as a higher emotion aligns with the Ruby. It is said that a ruby will darken if an unfaithful lover comes near. The stone of the Root Chakra, the Ruby is also associated with sensual pleasures and physical passion. Wearing a ruby can increase sexual attraction. Rose Quartz Rose quartz beads have been dated back to the Mesopotamian culture, over 7,000 years ago. Considered by many to be the ultimate stone of love, the soft pink color and delicate beauty of rose quartz …

We Are Not Foes, We Support Art

Dear Supporters, At Oranum, we pride ourselves as leaders in the spiritual community, supporters of art and creativity – and in bringing ancient knowledge to the digital age. We are very disheartened by the events relating to (and leading up to) the tarot deck copyright infringement case with creator, Baba Studios, but we would like to explain ourselves and clear our name from this negative light. As a long-time provider of tarot-card readings, a few months ago, Oranum’s product development team decided to create a promotional deck – and launched a search for a marketing/ design agency to help them procure illustrations. Subsequently, a business deal was brokered with a third party service provider, who asserted they owned the rights to the art work, and Oranum’s team had no reason to question their legitimacy. Recently, we launched a promotional contest giving away three copies of what we thought was a special-edition, “branded tarot deck” (featuring what we believed to be original artwork), and were shocked to discover that the both the artwork and copyright of …

How to Make Four Thieves Vinegar

*All items in Four Thieves Vinegar not pictured Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose Herbal vinegars have been used as medicine since the time of Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine. Four Thieves Vinegar comes to us from a time when the plague was rampant in Europe, which is also known as the Black Death. It is also known as  Marseilles Vinegar. It is also an old magickal remedy, a protection against evil and the magick of others. It is still commonly used today by modern practitioners. The story behind it involves a band of thieves in the city of Marseilles in the seventeenth century.  Four of these thieves were caught were robbing the sick and the graves of the dead during a plague outbreak, never falling sick themselves. They are said to have covered their bodies and face masks in this herbal vinegar, which we now know contains antibacterial and antiviral properties. When they were caught, they were to be tried and burned at the stake for their crimes. The judges noted that they had an …

How to Care For and Use Your Crystals

Written By: Dr. Nikki These days, it seems like everyone is going wild over crystals. Their power and special meanings are nothing new, but their appeal in popular culture seems to have taken over the mainstream. So where should you begin? How do you even get started? Let me help you out with a few crystal basics. Choosing: Few of us have the option of going to mines and digging out our own crystals. Thankfully, New Age shops, specialized crystal sellers, and rock and gem shows are all excellent places to find crystals. It is always a good idea to get as much information about the crystal you are buying as possible, such as the type (clusters, single points, etc.), and where it comes from. Natural stones are always better, while manmade crystals tend to be less expensive. A crystal ball is great for scrying, a single or dual point is used for healing work, and a cluster is fantastic for a meditative focus. Clear Quartz, which occurs worldwide, is a good first stone as it has …

5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness and “The Law of Attraction”

Written by Emily Ramirez When discussing the “Law of Attraction,” being mindful of your thoughts and feelings can be a daunting task – especially if you’re new to doing it. However, as stated in the previous post on the Law of Attraction, understanding how our thoughts, emotions and actions can culminate in literal manifestations is a fundamental basis of the law. Luckily for you, we’ve outlined 5 simple tips that you can utilize to remain mindful of your thought-processes. Read them below: 1. Sleeping – Though it may sound silly, going to sleep is the quickest and easiest way to change the energy you are emitting. When we sleep, we halt the momentum of our daily “feelings” buildup. If you’re experiencing a lot of negative feelings, calling it an early evening can be helpful; it provides for a fresh start and new perspective in the morning. 2. Meditating – Taking a few deep breaths and surrendering to the silence can also help put you in a positive and receptive frame of mind. If you are new to meditating, try one of the …